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vignette

vi·gnette

vignette

 
 
pronunciation:
vin yet
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a brief written or musical sketch, or brief film scene, that describes or characterizes a person, incident, situation, or the like.
The little book is a collection of vignettes describing each small town the author visited as she traveled through France.
similar words:
portrait
definition 2: a decorative design or illustration at the beginning or end of a chapter or book, or on the border of a page.
definition 3: a graphic representation, such as a drawing or photograph, that shades off at the edges so that it has no definite border.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: vignetted, vignettes, vignetting
definition 1: to shade off at the edges (a drawing or photograph).
definition 2: to give a brief description or characterization of; sketch.
derivation: vignettist (n.)